From the late 1960s until the beginning of the 1980s, Krzysztof Kieślowski made more than 20 documentary shorts, touching on the vocations and lives of everyday people across the communist Polish People’s Republic, as well as occasionally documenting political events. By avoiding judgement of their subjects and eschewing the dogmatic tenets of socialist realism, each of these shorts presents a fascinating cross-section of Polish society.
From 11 May - 18 May - https://www.ica.art/digital/short-films-by-krzyszt...
A depiction of the everyday activities – and bureaucracy – of a municipal funeral parlour in Warsaw.
FROM A NIGHT PORTER’S POINT OF VIEW, 1977
A night porter talks about his work duties and his views on society, which are surprisingly extreme.
A picture of the difficulties faced by surgeons working in a trauma ward in 1970s Warsaw.
From 25 May - 1 June - https://www.ica.art/digital/short-films-by-krzyszt...
SEVEN WOMEN OF DIFFERENT AGES, 1978
A poetic observation of seven ballerinas of varying ages across the seven days of the week.
TALKING HEADS, 1980
44 interviewees – from a newborn baby to a 100-year-old woman – answer three existential questions posed by the director.